Fall Minestrone Soup is a comforting bowl loaded full of all the classic minestrone flavors. Sweet butternut squash is simmered together in a buttery tomato sauce with fresh green beans, creamy cannellini beans and herbs. Ladle a bowl of this soup for the colder Fall nights and dig in!
Fall Minestrone Soup Ingredients
A minestrone soup is loaded full of comforting, delicious ingredients. And this Fall version is no different. The main Fall ingredient: butternut squash! The addition of butternut squash to this soup takes the comfort to the next level. Naturally sweet, butternut squash holds up it’s texture all while adding delicious sweetness to each spoonful.
For the butternut squash, you can cut up a whole one, or grab pre-sliced butternut squash at the grocery store. Either option works great! If you don’t mind cutting up a butternut squash, go for it! Otherwise, pre-cut butternut squash is a good time saver.
Along with the butternut squash, fresh green beans help bring this soup to life. They are vibrant, delightfully green and add a nice crunch!
Cannellini beans are a must with minestrone soup. Known for being a bean-based soup rather than a noodle-based soup, minestrone needs it’s beans! They’re buttery, creamy and just delightful.
Let’s Make It
When it comes to making this soup, it can go a couple different ways! Whether a pot of soup simmering on the stovetop is desired, or a slow cooker doing all the work silently on the countertop, this soup can go either way!
- Stovetop: follow all the instructions as listed in the recipe card. Personally, I love this option! Sautéing the onion, celery and butternut squash all together in some melted butter helps add another layer of flavor that can’t be beat.
- Slow Cooker: Toss everything in the slow cooker and let it be! This is a great hands-off option. And meal prep! Come home to a delicious pot of minestrone soup ready to eat after a long day. Sounds pretty darn good to me.
Ways to Serve
Serve up a bowl of pure comfort with this minestrone soup. I like to top mine with freshly chopped basil and Parmesan cheese for sure. I just can’t go without some cheesy goodness! Here’s some other toppings and side ideas to serve with this soup:
One of the main things I love about this recipe is all the goodies packed into it. A complete meal in one! If you’re looking for other ways for added protein, grilled or roasted chicken would pair deliciously with this minestrone as well!
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